Category Archives: Teens With Special Needs

It is possible! Tips for traveling with kids who have special needs

With the school break coming up fast, many families are preparing to travel. When you have a child with special needs, or even a child who struggles with transitions, you know there’s more to consider than just packing clothes for … Continue reading

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How to be your child’s best advocate

You think your child is unwell or may have a developmental delay, or a learning disability – but you’re having difficulty navigating the system to get a diagnosis and a plan. You’re feeling frustrated, worried and scared.

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How to talk about disabilities with kids

Just before turning one, I lost my hearing and don’t remember being any other way. My life (to me, anyway) is normal. There are plenty of modifications that I need and use. I wear a hearing aid in one ear … Continue reading

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Girl friendships: Is there a secret language?

Girls, girls, girls! When your daughter was first born, you may have pictured her growing up with good friends, always having fun while playing endlessly for hours. Fast forward a few years and you get hit with a reality check … Continue reading

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Why the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) should matter to you?

I think we can all agree that the air we breathe is pretty important but, just like many of you, I often take it for granted.  When we talk about “air”, the conversation tends to focus on air conditioning or air travel.  Air is … Continue reading

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Preparation! The key to a positive camp experience for your child with special needs.

Deciding on the right camp for your child with special needs is the first step to having a positive camp experience.  Now that you have done your research and selected the perfect camp, what’s next?  How can you prepare your … Continue reading

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Autism spectrum disorder and wandering: A parent’s biggest worry

I recently had the privilege of speaking with Cindy, the mom of a four-year-old boy named Christopher.  Christopher has autism spectrum disorder.   I was listening to Cindy describe her daily routine and her story really opened my eyes to the … Continue reading

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